Washington, D.C. (July 28, 2020) – Rakel and Jacques Cohen, owners of The Watergate Hotel, are pleased to announce the appointment of Jon Chocklett, to the position of Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development.  Chocklett will be responsible for oversight of the sales and business development for the hotel and future projects, as well as maintenance of all client relations.  This role will be vital in the overall success of the hotel as the management team gets ready to once again welcome guests back following closure due to concerns about Covid-19.

Chocklett re-joins The Watergate where he had previously held the title of Vice President, Sales & Business Development in 2016, before relocating to Beverly Hills, California.  An extremely seasoned executive within the luxury hospitality industry, Chocklett has held key sales and marketing positions at Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C., Mandarin Oriental in Washington, D.C., Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills and Sagamore Pendry in Baltimore, Maryland.  Just prior to rejoining the team at Watergate, Chocklett served as Director of Sales & Marketing at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner, Virginia.

“We are so excited to welcome Jon back to the team at The Watergate,” said Rakel Cohen, co-owner of the property.  “It seems fitting that Jon was with us when we first re-launched the hotel in 2016, and now returns as we get ready to resume operation and welcome back our many guests as we re-emerge post-Covid.  Jon has many long-standing relationships within the client and travel community and that will serve to make them more comfortable as travel resumes for both business and leisure.  We, in turn, are excited to show Jon how The Watergate has become such a beloved hotel for so many visiting Washington, D.C.”

Reopened in June of 2016, this American icon is situated on the banks of the Potomac River, offering a luxurious urban resort experience for the world’s most discerning leisure and business travelers. Originally designed by Italian architect Luigi Moretti in 1961 to look like a sail on the Potomac, the hotel made waves with its groundbreaking contemporary style and came to epitomize the fabulous lifestyle and sophistication of its time when it opened in March 1967. The Watergate Hotel now features 336 stylist guestrooms; signature restaurant Kingbird; The Next Whisky Bar; Top of the Gate rooftop bar; Argentta Spa; a state-of-the-art fitness center and 27,000 square feet of flexible meeting space.

For more information please visit: www.thewatergatehotel.com